Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me…

My inspiration this week is all about romance. Today I’m wrapped up in famous on-screen pairings: whether it’s Cary Grant and Grace Kelly, Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire or Bogie and Bergman I’m loving every minute of it! It reminds me of that scene at the end of Cinema Paradiso, where you see a montage of all the on-screen clinches which were cut from movies of the 30s and 40s – it’s fabulous (I’ve included that clip at the bottom of the post if you haven’t seen it before).

I’ve already added a couple of steamy silver-screen-inspired prints to the store and there are more to come. Viva L’amore! Check them out and let me know what you think!

Here are some of my favourite on-screen smooches of all time. Who do you think had the best on-screen chemistry?

Original studio publicity photo of Anthony Perkins and Audrey Hepburn for film Green Mansions, 1959.


Above: Gregory Peck and Ann Todd in the film The Paradine Case (1947)

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Above:English film director Edmund Goulding (1891-1959) helping William Twiddy and “Bill” Easton kiss while making a film with the motion picture class at Columbia University, 1927.

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Above: Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint kiss during the trailer for the Hitchcock thriller North by Northwest, 1959.

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Above: Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart embrace in the 1942 film Casablanca


Above: Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh in Gone With The Wind

https://i0.wp.com/upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a6/Vivian_Leigh_Laurence_Olivier_That_Hamilton_Woman.jpgAbove: Vivien Leigh and Sir Laurence Olivier from the 1941 film That Hamilton Woman.


Above: Lana Turner and Clark Gable from the film Honky Tonk, 1941


Above: Publicity photo of Clark Gable and Jean Harlow in Hold Your Man (1933).


Above: Original publicity photo of Joan Crawford and John Gilbert for the film Four Walls (1928)

Image sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: This work is in the public domain because it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1963 and although there may or may not have been a copyright notice, the copyright was not renewed.


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